Sulaiman implores Chavez Jr to disregard Arum’s options and honour Martinez fight

15 Feb

Jose Sulaiman – WBC

The Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs Marco Antonio Rubio fight that place on February 4 in San Antonio, Texas is a fight that many think as a candidate for fight of the year as both fighters gave their very best… there was no dancing, no weak jobs, no fooling around, no running backwards or sideways. For 12 rounds they threw punches like a windmill, with Chavez fighting after Rubio without rest, not to let Rubio come forward with his powerful right.

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Sulaiman hopes middleweight titleholder Chavez will face Martinez

The fight proved to be a war, as it always happens when two Mexicans battle in the ring. So did Ruben Olivares and Chucho Castillo, Carlos Zarate and Alfonso Zamora, Eric Morales and Marco Antonio Barrera, Israel Vazquez and Rafael Marquez, the trio of Casanova, Zurita and Joe Conde, Vicente Saldívar and Ultiminio Ramos, and so many others in the more than 100 years of history of Mexican boxing, all who fight with a heart of lions.

Julio Cesar Chavez (45-0-1, 31ko) quietened many people and showed that he is the champion of the world and ready to fight any challenger. His promoters are announcing other names than Martinez for his next fight, trying perhaps to embarrass the WBC, but it is Julio Cesar who must decide, and I just hope that he will not step against his WBC, where he has found support and several titles since his very beginning.

It is said that promoter Bob Arum has stated that he will have Julito fight others, as he would like to see me withdraw recognition from such a Mexican hero. I thought that Bob knew me better. I believe in reciprocated loyalty, as otherwise there is no loyalty… I accept that Martinez offended me even when the WBC has been the only organisation that gave him the opportunities to be what he is.

But my obligation is not to react to pressures, offenses, words or threats.

My commitment is to follow the rules of the WBC, as well as the rulings of its Board of Governors. Otherwise, unfortunately for some, I would have not lasted the 36 years that I undeservedly have as president of the WBC. Exceptions have been always accepted with agreements of the parties but not without them, regardless.

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One Response to “Sulaiman implores Chavez Jr to disregard Arum’s options and honour Martinez fight”


  1. News: Jan – June « On The Beak - November 18, 2012

    […] Sulaiman implores Chavez Jr to disregard Arum’s options and honour Martinez fight […]

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